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# lampedusa - Saturday 14 July, 2018

450 migrants stranded at sea as Italy and Malta argue over who should take them

The migrants had initially set sail from Libya in a single wooden vessel.

# lampedusa - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Opinion: An EU coastguard for the Mediterranean could save lives and national budgets

There is a tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean – and it’s not just the responsibility of southern European states.

# lampedusa - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Italy denounced for hosing down migrants in cold water

A video showed male migrants stripped and hosed down in an effort to treat scabies.

# lampedusa - Monday 21 October, 2013

Column: Europe needs a new approach to illegal immigration

Restoring fiscal health to the eurozone remains a serious challenge, but the EU must nevertheless find a solution to its illegal immigration crisis to prevent further tragedies, writes David Moloney.

# lampedusa - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

EU demands extra search patrols as 300 feared dead in Italy migrant boat tragedy

The EU Home Affairs Commissioner is due to visit the site of the Lampedusa disaster tomorrow with Josee Manuel Barroso.

# lampedusa - Monday 7 October, 2013

Column: What's more important – borders or people?

Hundreds are feared dead after a ship carrying asylum-seekers sank in the Mediterranean – yet many Europeans, who have endured histories of emigration, have simply hardened their hearts to the tragedy, writes Fr Bobby Gilmore.

# lampedusa - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Divers hope to resume search off Italy amid fears death toll could reach 300

Rough seas have hampered the body recovery effort off Lampedusa where a boat carrying hundreds of migrants from Africa sank on Thursday.

# lampedusa - Friday 4 October, 2013

Three hundred people now feared dead after migrant boat disaster

Rescuers and local fishermen were overcome with emotion as they spoke of chaotic early morning scenes in the water off the Italian island of Lampedusa.

# lampedusa - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Doctors ‘run out of coffins’ on tragic Italian island

More than 130 people drowned in the horrific tragedy as doctors say they have run out of coffins.

At least 82 asylum-seekers dead after boat capsizes off Italian island

The local mayor of Lampedusa said 82 bodies had been recovered by emergency workers, including those of two children and several women.

# lampedusa - Monday 1 August, 2011

Migrants who fled Libya found dead on boat travelling to Italy

Twenty five bodies – all young men – have been found dead in the hold of a boat crossing the Mediterranean.

# lampedusa - Sunday 8 May, 2011

Over 400 migrants fleeing Libyan unrest rescued off Italian coast

Panicked migrants began falling and jumping into the sea after their boat was pushed against rocks off a small Italian island.

# lampedusa - Friday 6 May, 2011

Call for Italian government to improve conditions for Libyan refugees

Thousands of migrants have arrived on the small island of Lampedusa, where they face conditions that one agency describes as “wholly inadequate”.

# lampedusa - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Boat carrying migrants sinks near Italian island of Lampedusa

200 people were on board the ship – the Italian Coast Guard says it has rescued 48 people but many are feared dead.